The Indiana Pacers were a pretty, pretty basketball team. Do people know that now? It all came back at once, watching the bleary video of them facing the Bulls on Boxing Day of 1995. The in-game graphics reminded viewers that the Pacers had won the Central Division the year before—Michael Jordan’s baseball-shortened…
By November 26, 1995, everybody already knew the 10-1 Chicago Bulls were very good; nobody knew they were the best team in NBA history just yet. Michael Jordan was in his first full season back from retirement, the Bulls had gone down meekly in the playoffs to the young Orlando Magic the season before, and newly…
The Chicago Bulls’ path to the NBA’s then best-ever record and the first of three consecutive titles wasn’t as inevitable then as it seems now, with hindsight, and that’s in large part because of the rise and fall of the Orlando Magic.
It might be the only good meme: Crying Jordan, a photo of a weepy Michael Jordan, seemingly custom-made for the internet to superimpose his face onto the head of anyone who just fucked up. It’s beautifully simple, it’s viscerally funny, and by this point a large amount of the humor comes from expecting it to…
This week, a day after former Chicago Bulls assistant coach Johnny Bach died at 91, we got an email. A friend of a friend had sent the tipster a summary of a 2011 dinner with Bach. It was filled with all sorts of fun anecdotes about Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Jerry Krause, and more characters on from that era of…
It’s becoming pretty clear that Kobe Bryant’s pathological commitment to fashioning his image after Michael Jordan’s is going to continue into his post-playing days. To wit, Kobe has put a trademark claim on the phrase “Friends hang sometimes, banners hang forever.”
This will be Kobe Bryant’s final season. He announced it yesterday, and the news made me think, instantly, of Michael Jordan. The last, greatest, and most devoted of his followers is passing; it’s the latest and most final-seeming of his many deaths, the destruction of his last on-court horcrux. Do you think Kobe…
Michael Jordan, the man from the crying meme, was awarded $8.9 million by a federal court in Chicago yesterday after he won his lawsuit against Dominick’s, a now-defunct grocery store that used his image in an advertisement for steak in 2009. The ad ran in a commemorative issue of Sports Illustrated and only two…
While giving a speech to a gym full of kids at a youth camp, Michael Jordan encountered every 52-year-old man’s nightmare scenario: a teen with a deep understanding of internet memes.
It’s kind of crazy that we’re still hearing new stories about Michael Jordan’s famously hyper-competitive streak this far past his playing career. Today, Kendall Gill posted a video of one particular incident when MJ got his revenge on him and Alonzo Mourning after the young ‘uns had the audacity to poke His Airness:
According to a report from Golf.com, Michael Jordan, who has now apparently reached the Old-Man-Potter stage of his life, is considering building his very own golf course in Florida because the country club that he frequents is no longer living up to his standards.
Okay, so there is no way to know for sure whether, "Pffffft, fuck it," is what Michael Jordan said to himself while misspelling Barack Obama's name on a birthday present for the goddamn President of the United States, but you wouldn't put it past him, would you?
A few years ago Wilfred Santiago gave us a beautiful comic book about the life of Roberto Clemente. Now, Santiago is back with Michael Jordan: Bull on Parade. Yet another sure shot from the great publisher, Fantagraphics.
Tax season is upon us. From now until April, Americans get to enjoy the annual reminder that Uncle Sam is not the cool uncle.
Hornets point guard Kemba Walker, fresh off signing a four-year, $48 million contract, did some big things against the Bucks last night. First, he hit the pull-up three you see above in the final seconds of the fourth quarter, sending the game to overtime. And then, at the end of overtime, he did this:
Michael Jordan still doesn't give any fucks, for those wondering. He'll call out Barack Obama for being a shitty golfer and shrug it off, as if Obama were nothing more than another in a long line of LaBradford Smiths.
Word out of Philadelphia is that veteran shooting guard Jason Richardson has a stress fracture in his right foot; this may prevent him from playing this season, and if it does, his career likely is over.
I sometimes like to say that Ferrari is the Kanye West of automakers: immensely talented, but also burdened with an ego so massive it has its own gravitational pull. You know who else is worthy of that comparison? Michael Jordan. That's why these new $200 Ferrari-themed Air Jordans make a ton of sense.
Here's some fascinating video out of 1996 Japan. While on a promotional tour for Nike, Charles Barkley, Jason Kidd and Michael Finley took on three sumo wrestlers in a game refereed by Michael Jordan.